#124 - Promised Punishment

[Sermon based on Josh 7:1-26]


When one reads the story in Joshua 7 about how Achan and his entire family were punished because Achan kept some of the spoils of Jericho for himself, fear and condemnation tend to be the response.  Listen to how Rev Reuben correctly interprets this passage of Scripture, in terms of Jericho being a firstfruit and Jesus taking on the "promised punishment" on all our behalf at the cross 1,300 years after what happened to Achan.  Hence, we who are of the New Covenant and live this side of the cross, should always respond to any passage of Scripture with gratitude and blessed assurance.